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Wednesday 17 June 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vernon Coaker . In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Place the Face.
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Movies

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Country: United States

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The Last Posse

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford, Wanda Hendrix

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Malta Story

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Country: United States

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Melba

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Patrice Munsel, Robert Morley, John McCallum, John Justin

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Dangerous When Wet

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, Jack Carson, Charlotte Greenwood

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TV Series

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Place the Face

Stars at Blackpool

Operation Neptune

The Great Detective

My Son Jeep

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vernon Coaker: English educator and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.
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Facts:
  • Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
  • Riots in East Germany for reunification.
  • East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.

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Books

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Uncle Pogo So-So Stories

By: Walt Kelly

Kelly's third collection of Pogo cartoons is not an anthology of his daily strips from 1953. Instead it includes a short story that doesn't feature any of the characters from the

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The Silent World

By: Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Rumer Godden

A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

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